News by Luke Jones on Monday November 10, 2014.
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China is a hotbed for counterfeit products, just a casual browse through eBay will confirm that. However, even mainstream companies have come under fire, such as Xiaomi with its influences firmly on its sleeve. However, even juggernaut Lenovo is not beyond a little bit of copycatting, just take a look at Sisley S90 for the proof.Considering Lenovo has just bought Motorola and is serious about cracking mature markets, adding a very obvious iPhone lookalike to its line-up seems like a miss step from the Chinese company. We'll try and ignore the obvious comparisons for now and just focus on whether this newly launched smartphone is any good. Well, iPhone looks or not, the all-metal design makes this look like a premium piece of kit, while under the hood it manages to be a competent mix of budget and mid-range. The handset gets a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with 720p HD resolution, a Qualcomm made Snapdragon 410 quad-core chip with a 1.2GHz clock speed, 1GB of RAM powering the chipset, dual-SIM, 16GB of internal storage, NFC and a 2,300 mAh battery. Around back, there?s a 13-megapixel shooter and an 8 megapixel selfie front facer. The Sisley is landing for $327, which is about right for this kind of package. However, don?t expect to see the handset in western markets anytime soon.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.